Roger Shelby Horn, 62, of College Station, Texas, formerly of Drew County, passed away at his home Saturday, December 21, 2019.
Mr. Horn was a native of Lacey and a resident of College Station for the past 39 years.
He was a 1975 graduate of Drew Central High School and a 1979 graduate of the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. He received his Masters of Horticulture degree from the University of Arkansas in 1981.
Mr. Horn held multiple positions at Texas A&M during his 39 year tenure. His most recent position was manager of growth facilities at the Borlaug Center for Southern Crop Improvement. While at Texas A&M, he was instrumental in the development of the Texas Grano 1015 Sweet Onion and the Texas Gold Spike Carrot.
Mr. Horn was a member of the Lacey United Methodist Church. He enjoyed traveling the world hunting and fishing for all types of game. He also cherished spending time with his family, friends and his dogs.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William Shelby and Hettie Nell Rogers Horn; a sister, Sara Wigley and a brother-in-law, Sam Wigley.
He is survived by his sister, Susan Williams and husband, Jon, of Little Rock; three nephews, Shelby Williams and wife, Jana, of Hamburg, Jonathan Williams of Pleasant Grove, Utah and Josh Wigley of Lacey; a niece, Lee Ellen Wigley of Kingwood, Texas; a great-nephew, Winston Shelby Williams.
Memorial services will be held on Friday, January 10, at 2 p.m. at the Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Ty Danielson officiating. A private burial will be in the Beulah Cemetery in Drew County.
Honorary pallbearers are the members of the Weatherby Nation Forum.
Memorials may be made to the Beulah Cemetery Association, c/o Commercial Bank, PO Box306, Monticello, AR 71657 or to the Arkansas 4-H Foundation, 1 Four-H Way, Little Rock, AR 72223.